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Beacon Archive

June 2004
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News from the Townships

Thanks from the Beaver Island Hospice

CMU Summer Field Trip Schedule

BICS to Graduate Seven

Tom Kelso 1940-2004

A Fine Mess

Strang Writers Enjoy Beaver Island

The Splendor of Crafts

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

Sock Hop Results

Broadway on Beaver: “An Evening with Stephen Sondheim” Premieres

Letters to the Editor: From the CCG

Letters to the Editor: BIRHC Meeting; Optometrist's Contract

Letters to the Editor: Karaoke

Sherry Burris 1956-2004

Henry Ricksgers Junior 1923-2004

BIRHC Truck Raffle

School Election June 14

Thanks to the Steinbachs: a New Fire Truck!

Wildlife Club News

Whiskey Point Light Reports Received

Baroque on Beaver

The Annual "Fashion Tea" July 8

Congradulations to Ryan Wojan


The Splendor of Crafts

For the 3rd year in a row Cheryl Podgorski has opened her Stoney Acres Garden and Gifts behind the Stoney Acres Grill–in part to get the results of her productive winter out of her house. The way her business has grown has cramped the small barn and attached greenhouse, though, so this year she's adding another bay–for Dan Gentle's exquisite cedar furniture, which she’ll sell.

Yes, she has plants–150 flats arrived in late May. But her crafts are the crowning glory of her shop, mostly made by her during the isolation of winter. Some are for the garden: birdbaths (some molded from hosta and elephant-plant leaves, and some made from peat concrete), stepping stones, and special bricks. Other areas include jewelry (earrings and necklaces), leather, cloth bags with Beaver Island designs, T-shirts, pillows, baskets, interior fountains, puppets, masks, spirit catchers, work-glove creatures, painted and coppered gourds, and silk flowers. Speaking of miniature worlds, she has a few ‘garden in a bottle’ arrangements heavy on moss, natural geode crystals, and Jeremy Barrett’s clever ‘cut coins.’

She also carries Keewaydinoquay's books on Native American plant, medicinal, and cultural lore. And don't forget her cut-out miniature replicas of Beaver Island's landmark buildings.

Her June workshops (1:00 – 3:00, $25) are set: June 10, ‘learn to plant a moss basket’; June 17, ‘learn to make cement lawn sculptures’; and June 24, ‘learn to make wind chimes and mobils.’ Also, her July 22nd ‘Wild Medicines and Herbals’ workshop will be at the Peaine Hall from 10:00 until 4:00 ($50.) Call her (448-3141) to enroll.

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